Recreation & Lifestyle


Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? — Graham Rankin, via e-mail

‘Inspirations’ Art Show Benefits Patient Care

PERTH AMBOY—Art aficionados, those interested in supporting Raritan Bay Medical Center’s patient care services or simply looking to enjoy an elegant night out will want to attend Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s “Inspirations: A Celebration of Art & Spring,” art show reception Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Avenue.

‘Spring’ing Into Action Against Pests

STATE—“Spring-time is always welcome, but pest management professionals will tell you it is also the time when dormant pest populations come to life, renewing the ancient cycle that poses problems for homeowners and others,” says Leonard Douglen, the executive director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association.